No, tickets must be purchased through an authorized retailer.
How much is the FL Lottery today?
You can find the latest FL Lottery jackpot amounts for all of your favorite games here on the Lottery.com Florida Lottery Jackpots page.
How long does it take to receive FL Lottery winnings?
According to the FL Lottery, prizes of $250,000 or less can typically be claimed by the winner on the same business day. For prize amounts over $250,000 but less than a jackpot win, players will receive their winnings via ACH within a few business days. Jackpot prizes take longer to collect and are typically available 15 days after the drawing.
Tickets mailed to Florida Lottery Headquarters take approximately 30 days to go through the claims process.
How much does FL tax lottery winnings?
The Florida Lottery is required to withhold a percentage of winnings for many lottery prizes for Federal Tax purposes. U.S. citizens who win prizes of $5,000 or greater are taxed 24%. U.S. citizens without a SSN who win prizes of $600 or more are taxed 24%. The Federal Tax withholding for non-U.S. citizens or non-residents is 30% on all prizes.
Can I remain anonymous if I win the lottery in Florida?
Like many states, Florida does not allow lottery winners to remain anonymous, although winners' home addresses and phone numbers remain confidential.
About the Florida Lottery
In 1986, voters in Florida authorized a lottery, through a constitutional amendment, with the intention of using proceeds to benefit the state's public education system. The Governor and the Florida Legislature established the Florida Lottery with a mission to maximize revenues for education, benefitting the people of the state while providing top of the line lottery games.
With the hire of Rebecca Paul as their first permanent secretary, on January 12, 1988, the Florida Lottery began sales of its very first game, a $1 scratcher called MILLIONAIRE - six days ahead of schedule. MILLIONAIRE exceeded $95 million in sales, setting a lottery industry record. The first draw games, Florida Lotto and Cash 3, debuted in a dual launch on April 29, 1988.
The Florida Lottery has become an industry leader and remains an invaluable contributor to Florida's education system. Florida students and schools have benefited from more than $1 billion per year over the past 16 years, thanks to the contributions of the Florida Lottery - approximately 6% of the state's total education budget. Additionally, Florida Lottery proceeds have funded School Recognition and Merit Programs for improved schools and even helped renovate and construct nearly 800 schools. In sum, Florida's schools and students have received more than $36 billion in lottery funding, including more than $5 billion used to send nearly 900,000 students to college on Bright Futures Scholarships funded by the Florida Lottery.
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